We spoke with Mark Farrant to learn more about his experience with McLarens and what attributed to his recognition in McLarens’ global employee award program, McLarens Platinum Circle.
What has been one of the most interesting or rewarding experiences you have had at McLarens?
I have really enjoyed my time at McLarens since joining in 2016. The number of major losses I have seen and working closely with my colleagues has been a combination of the most interesting experiences I have had as an adjuster. I have learnt so much working closely with our Head of Major Loss – North and find it very rewarding to attend meetings following a major incident. It’s rewarding to leave the site with a clear plan of how to recover the business and witnessing how grateful the Insured is for our input. I find the approach to Major Losses and working with an experienced team of professionals very interesting and rewarding at the same time.
I look forward to adding the McLarens Platinum Circle trip to Dubai next month with my esteemed colleagues to the ever-growing list of rewarding experiences here.
What do you like to do outside of work? Do you have a personal passion?
I am very family orientated with a wife and two girls. I prefer to spend as much time with them as possible outside of work as adjusting is very time consuming.
I am a big football fan with Manchester City as my team of choice. I try to watch every game possible, but am also happy to watch any football match possible!
What advice would you give someone starting out in this field or considering it as a career option?
I would certainly recommend Loss Adjusting as a career if you are willing to master a challenging field and put the effort in to always learning. The career path is extremely challenging but also varied, which brings excitement. There is no job like it. Not many jobs allow you behind the scenes of an assortment of industries and businesses like adjusting, whether you must enter burnt out buildings or venture behind the police cordon to commence your enquiries.
The advice I would give to someone starting out would be to start your professional qualifications as soon as possible. Completing my ACILA at a young age really put me in a prime position and created opportunities for me that I wouldn’t have been offered had I not qualified…like working for McLarens! Whist it’s important to learn from those who’ve gone before you, I would also recommend that you network with people in your age demographic as you will go through your career together. Connecting with likeminded people and building up a mutual trust opens doors for potential opportunities throughout your career
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